Board of Directors
Rob is excited to be returning to the Daybreak Board as President. Rob is a two-time provincial candidate in Ottawa who feels serving his community is one of the ways we can serve others. After working in Toronto at Queen’s Park, Rob returned to Ottawa and is the Director of Policy for the Deputy Opposition Whip on Parliament Hill.
Rob enjoys working in the trenches of our community organizations, assisting others to gain their lives back and working to ensure our vulnerable are cared for and able to rise up and share their experiences to help others. Rob looks forward to working with the Executive Director, Staff, and the new and returning Daybreak Board Directors.
Jillian Normand RPP
Jillian Normand is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and currently works as a Land Development Manager at Mattamy Homes in Ottawa, managing the design of local communities and obtaining planning and development approvals. Jillian’s interest in affordable housing started while living in Toronto and studying for her undergrad in Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University. She first joined Daybreak as a volunteer in 2010 before moving to Australia in 2011 to complete a master’s degree in Property and Development. Upon returning to Canada, Jillian rejoined the Daybreak Board to contribute her passion and experience to help provide safe, supportive and affordable homes for residents of our City. Outside of the office, Jillian can be found on the golf course or practicing yoga, traveling around the world, and creating exotic meals for family and friends while in the company of her adorning dog, Lola.
As President LEI Consulting, Lauren Evans is an Ottawa-based international consultant specializing in a number of fields including Executive leadership development, diversity management, competency development and implementation, and strategic human resource planning. Lauren is an active Mental Health First Aid Instructor. She works in program evaluation and survey research, assisting organizations in improving operational efficiency and effectiveness. Lauren has over 30 years contributing to organizational excellence in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Her client list includes over 70 organizations in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Botswana, Mexico, Tanzania, Suriname, Japan and South Africa. Her volunteer experience includes human resources capacity building in South Sudan, and serving on the Board of Directors for: Visiting Homemakers' Association; the Children's Village of Ottawa; and Capital Vox Choir. Lauren has served on the Camp and Attendant Care Committee for the March of Dimes. She is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
Michelle Sauvé CPA, CA, B.Comm
Michelle Sauvé is a CPA, CA, with a B.Comm from Carleton University. Michelle has a finance background; currently working for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as the Senior Director of Internal Controls and Policy and Assistant Controller. Michelle previously worked for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in several different capacities including social housing policy, financial accounting and reporting and Internal audit. In addition to her day job and working with Daybreak, Michelle volunteers in her daughter's girl guide unit and likes to pursue her other passions which include fishing, surfing and travelling the world.
Shane Hale is a 25-year veteran of the high tech and telecommunications industry. He is a leader with excellent relationship-building skills and demonstrated business acumen in all facets of organization management. Mr. Hale graduated from the University of New Brunswick with Honours in Computer Science in 1999. He worked since then as a technologist, managing complex technical projects and teams to provide professional services to large telecommunication providers, Government and private enterprises. Mr. Hale is also a real estate investor. In addition, he is the exclusive Eastern Ontario distributor for the Airstream smart controller for commercial refrigeration. Mr. Hale is a martial artist and licensed pilot and served on the board of directors of the Ottawa Flying Club for 10 years as a director, vice president and president.
Joey Drouin is an innovative business operations analyst proficient in extracting financial data from various reporting systems and recommending key operational changes. As an entrepreneur, Joey co-founded two promising business start-ups; Reefertilizer, a cannabis fertilizer company, and Ookkee, a cloud accounting management company. In the medium term he is focused on building the Reefertilizer brand as well as providing innovative solutions to clients’ needs with Ookkee. Overall, he is passionate about life in general, over the performance of the Ottawa Senators as much as the next election. Joey is very motivated to develop new ideas, to be the best husband and father he can be and overall, become more of an influencer of local issues that impact his community by bringing innovative new ideas that foster collaboration. You can find Joey attending forums that inspire progressive change through the empowerment of local voices.
Ryan is a CPA, CMA, holding a Financial Management Advisor designation, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University. Currently Acting Manger, Multi-Unit Policy, Ryan has been an employee of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation for 13 years. His career has centred around insurance, capital markets, real estate finance and risk management. Ryan has enjoyed volunteering with the Capital Committee at Daybreak since 2018, and became a member of the Board of Directors in 2019. An avid dog lover, Ryan’s hobbies include travelling, kayaking, gardening, and spending time with his family and friends.
Jen Arntfield MBA
Jen Arntfield has spent over eight years assisting public sector organizations in setting
policy and strategic direction, and planning and implementing changes to better achieve
their mandates. She is currently the Lead of Sustainable Affordable Housing at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Green Municipal Fund. Prior to joining FCM, Jen spent two years leading affordable housing strategy and policy at the City of Calgary. In this time, she led the development and implementation of the City’s first affordable housing strategy in 15 years, as well as the establishment of the Community Housing Affordability Collective, a collaborative of
stakeholders across the housing spectrum. Jen also spent six years in Deloitte
Consulting’s public sector transformation practice. She holds an MBA and a
Baccalaureate in Criminology.
Boyd Aitken CD1, BCom, LL.B, BCL
Boyd Aitken practices law at Gibsons LLP in Ottawa specializing in tax litigation. He has appeared before various federal and provincial tribunals. After graduating from Queen’s University where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in 1992, Boyd attended law school at Western University and Université de Laval obtaining a Bachelor of Laws in common law and a Bachelor of Laws in civil law. Boyd subsequently clerked at the Federal Court of Appeal. Following his Call to the Bar in 1999, Boyd worked in private practice before joining the Department of Justice in 2002 where he practiced for fifteen years.
Concurrently, Boyd served Canada as an infantry officer in the Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserve for over twenty years. His operational experience includes deployments to Kosovo and the Democratic Republic of Congo with the United Nations. He recently retired from the Army.
Richard Monk, FCPA, FCMA, CMC, CFE, C.Dir., A.C.C
Richard Monk is President and CEO of msight global inc., a consultancy based in Ottawa, working with organizations in the areas of governance, strategy and performance. He is a highly qualified executive manager and management consultant with cross-functional / cross-industry financial and consulting experience. Richard has long-standing experience with both profit and not-for-profit boards of directors. He has delivered workshops and been a guest speaker for professional development sessions, government, banking bodies and private sector groups. He has developed and delivered workshops on enhancing the effectiveness of boards of directors and improving the role of the audit committee, and has lectured in financial management, financial accounting, management accounting and taxation. He has also authored several articles on governance and business management skills. Richard is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, a Fellow of the Certified Management Accountants of Canada, a Certified Management Consultant, a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Chartered Director, Audit Committee Certified.
Corinne Prince B SocSc, LLB
Corinne holds a law degree from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa and hails originally from Saskatchewan. She is a senior executive with the federal government and in her current position as Director General of Settlement and Integration Policy at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, works with provinces, settlement agencies and employers to facilitate settlement for both refugees and immigrants - both pre and post arrival. Her most recent experience with housing issues has been in welcoming and settling more than 50,000 Syrian refugees since 2015. Corinne makes her home in New Edinburgh with her two children and looks forward to helping take Daybreak to the next level!
Kate Moore recently joined the Daybreak Board. She holds an Honours Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Brock University and is a Certified Human Resources Leader with the Human Resources Professionals’ Association. With 25 years’ experience in HR, Kate has worked in a variety of different organizations and sectors including the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation, VHA Health & Home Support and the National Research Council. Currently she is Manager, Human Resources Policy & Programs with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Her past volunteer experience includes CHEO and the Canadian Cancer Society, and most recently she served as Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers. In her down time, her favourite place to be is the family cottage in Quebec reading and spending time with family.